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Juice of Dreams
for saxophone quartet

Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone

Duration: 3'30"

Year: 2021

Composed for the UO Saxophone Quartet

Winner: NAfME Student Composers Competition, Collegiate Division 

Program Note

With an attempt to explore a brassy, jazzy timbre of saxophone, this piece depicts a dream full of delights, citrus colors, and zesty flavors. The 16th-note rhythmic pulse runs throughout the piece which varies from time to time with counterpoint, lyrical melody, and unexpected rhythmic changes. All of these characteristics guide an inexorable journey of a dream—but at the end, it shatters with a final punch.


Performed by Kenari Quartet

Kyle Baldwin | Corey Dundee | Bob Eason | Steven Banks

Performed by UO Saxophone Quartet

Nick Graham | Chris Boyd | Michael Smith | Nathan Hughes

May 15, 2021 | Beall Hall, OR


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